This authentic Czech military issue entrenching tool is one of the most important items a soldier had to carry. A sturdy well-made shovel is so important for so many things like digging a trench for safety, digging a latrine, digging out the tires when stuck, a weapon when needed and so much more. This is a real piece of militaria that is very useful in everyday life. Always keep one in the car. It features a sturdy fixed hardwood handle and also includes a genuine leather carrying harness/blade cover. It comes in good used condition as shown in the images. Roughly measures 25 3/4" x 7 3/4" with the leather carrier.